Elvis Costello at the House of Blues

Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello, House of Blues – Nov 28, 2018

First time I’ve seen a concert at House of Blues in Anaheim. It’s a general admission standing room venue that holds I’d say around 1,500 people plus a seated balcony that you can get into for a premium price.

Pros and cons you can probably guess: You’ll have to stand for about 3 hours but once the show starts, you don’t really think about it. If the 64-year-old performer can stand for the whole show, so can I.

On the plus side, you can get quite close to the stage. Maybe not right in front unless you’re first in line to get in, but the sides of the stage you can get to easily.

Also, you get to see an A-list performer in a small room.

I don’t go to concerts in large venues anymore — Staples Center, Honda Center, the Forum, Rose Bowl, etc. I wouldn’t enjoy that.

I go to medium-sized venues, but even then, I prefer something unusual or unique like the Neil Young solo acoustic show at the Dolby Theater.

I’ve included the set list (to the best of my recollection) here as a Spotify playlist. Everything after “Everyday I Write the Book” was performed as an encore.

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